World War II (WWII/WW2) was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world’s countries—including all of the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers.
About 70 million people fought in World War II and only 16 million of them survived the war. Over 160,000 of them are currently serving in the United States.
Only people who are (or were) the last surviving member of a notable group of veterans are listed and recognized.
How Many of The WWII Veterans Are Still Alive?
As of October 2022, 167,284 out of the 16 million veterans who served in World War II are still alive. The report was given by the statistics sector of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Who is TyeYounges WWII Vet Still alive?
John Tosh is the youngest WWII vet who is still alive. John is currently 87 years old and working as the Director of the Texas Air Museum in San Antonio.
John was enlisted at age 15 and was a member of the Veterans of Underage Military Service. He did not however make it to the war zone before it ended.